In the wake of the powerful blowback against Thomas Mulcair and his anti-west sentiments, I have to wonder why Dalton McGuinty isn’t out there supporting the Leader of the Opposition in his Dutch Disease ramblings.
After all the Ontario Premier uttered similar “simplistic” musings earlier this year. Did he since have a change of heart?
Obviously Tom Mulcair didn’t learn a thing from the backlash McGuinty received, but the whole thing does have me wondering if Andrew Coyne is right (if I interpret the implications of his argument correctly).
Is Dalton McGuinty finally realizing that Ontarians see themselves as more in sync ideologically with the hard-working West than the entitled East?
Or as Coyne says, does “oil-consuming Ontario now sees its interests aligned with the oil-producing West?”
Certainly the recent student riots in Quebec must be having a negative affect on that old Ontario-Quebec alliance.
The way forward is westward.